newfdog (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of California Berkeley Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/10/10 Rec: 11/12/10 Comp: 11/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/11 Upd: 11 years
New York University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of Oregon F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/23/10 Rec: 11/23/10 Comp: 12/10/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 10/20/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Colorado Boulder F Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 10/20/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Virginia Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/03/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/11 Upd: 11 years
Duke University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 11/02/10 Comp: 11/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/11 Upd: 11 years
Vanderbilt University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/10/10 Rec: 11/12/10 Comp: 11/18/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/11 Upd: 11 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/15/10 Rec: 11/16/10 Comp: 12/14/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: 11/05/10 Comp: 11/16/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/11 Upd: 11 years
Cornell University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/10/10 Rec: 11/12/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/11 Upd: 11 years
Washington and Lee University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 170
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.58
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: TTT Public
  • Major: Liberal Arts

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: non-urm
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Took a year off, some random stuff during school, couple internships, nothing special:

Academic:
-Strong upward GPA trend (from ~2.9 first 2 years to ~3.95 last 2 years, which covered 90-odd credit hours); won a pre-law academy award for top student, plus a couple other intra-university academic prizes
-Hard to judge LOR's without seeing them, but I feel confident all 4 were very laudatory--1 from thesis advisor, 2 from pre-law program, 1 from supervising attorney.

Volunteer:
-Some time on the university paper as a staff writer, couple years of volunteer experience at various animal-related non-profits. No leadership positions or volunteer legal experience.

Work:
-Worked summers in oddball jobs--factory worker, English tutor, etc.; interned at a local boutique firm for the summer immediately after graduation; private LSAT tutor during the rest of the year off. Spent most of it saving to travel/traveling.

Additional info & updates

I received deferred adjudication for aggravated assault (2nd degree felony) as a freshman in college. I wrote an addendum about the event and completing my sentence; it also mentioned other things I did on my own (learning to meditate, taking in a dog, picking up an interest in philosophy of ethics). Personal statement talked about my experience in the penal system, obstacles it introduced, and the ensuing personal growth from overcoming the system. I hope my profile is useful for others who've brushed up with the law (my cycle from last year: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crackedscreen ). Just having a record doesn't mean you can't still get into law school (although you should definitely check the Bar C&F standards for where you want to practice--UT, MS, OR, and a couple others have lifetime bans).

-All fee waivers are merit-based
-Wrote the optional essays for the T14's

1/26--E-mail from Berkeley letting me know that I've been passed on to faculty review.

1/28--Held for further review at Penn.

2/16--Got the call from Dean Tom. Holy mother of the flying spaghetti monster.

3/8--Scholly offer from CU: $12k/4/4, with a 2.9 GPA stipulation.

3/19-In at USC via e-mail for admitted students website (status checker went "Decision Finalized" on 3/15). Letter received on 3/21. Going to hang on to it for a bit on the off chance they're willing to offer significant $.

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Washington and Lee
Sunday, July 18 2010 at 08:00 PM

We've got similar numbers, the fact that you got rejected at Washington and Lee is really surprising, your numbers show you as overqualified. Any idea how that happened?

W&L surprised me too
Friday, January 14 2011 at 07:00 PM

I got the ax at W&L too. I had a 166 / 3.64. Still can't put my finger on it.

Congrats man
Monday, October 11 2010 at 08:00 PM

congrats on berkeley